after private photos of athletes shared online
The athletic department and women's volleyball team at the University of Wisconsin are
looking for explanations after confidential player images and videos were posted online.
The athletic department didn't provide any additional
information in a statement
about the images and video.
A source provided a picture to
the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, claiming it to be one of the photographs in dispute.
It looks to have been taken
during the team's Big Ten championship victory in
The images and video were
not meant to be made public, according to UW.
The statement read, "UWPD is
not investigating the volleyball student-athletes for
wrongdoing in this matter."
"Supporting our student-
athletes is our first concern, and we are giving them the necessary services and resources."
UW claims that team members informed the campus police as soon as they became aware
that the pictures were being shared.
The police are looking into a number of offences, including publishing private images
without permission, according
to a statement from the sports department.
According to the statement,
"The unauthorised sharing is a serious and wrongful
infringement of the student-athletes' privacy, including possible violations of university policies and legal statutes."
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